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Music, Level 2

Diploma

Course Content

The Level 2 Diploma in Music is an exciting opportunity to study music with some of the most experienced musicians in Liverpool. This course lays the foundations for your future career in the music industry. As part of a Roland Music Academy, you will develop a wide range of industry related skills, taught by highly qualified and experienced musicians, who continue to work in the profession. Based around specialised projects with opportunities to record and perform. Assessments include live gigs in local venues including the Zanzibar and the Picket.

What will I learn?

• Musicianship: This is about developing your technical and theoretical knowledge to enable you to become a better musician. You will work in bands on your instrumental skills. You will also develop your technical ability as a solo performer. You will learn how music theory is applied to both practical and creative projects. As part of the course, you will learn to use conventional notation as this is a necessity in today’s industry.

• Repertoire: You will work on developing a portfolio of music which will include cover songs, original compositions and arrangements. It is important for aspiring musicians to cultivate an understanding of all these musical elements.

Playing a wide range of material helps you to understand how other artists create and play their music. This is a useful skill for session playing and live performance work. Arranging other artists’ songs is an interesting and instructive activity, such as creating a heavy metal version of an acoustic song or vice versa.

• Rehearsal: This is your time to prepare for the many live performances which are part of your course. You will refine your repertoire to a professional standard. Your rehearsal room will be fully equipped with PA, microphones, Roland amplifiers and drum kits. Effective rehearsals require clear planning and preparation as well as structure to ensure best use of time. You will learn how to organise constructive and progressive rehearsals with clear targets. Working with your peers, you will select songs for performance and hone your skills in preparation future career in live performance.

• How the Music Industry Works: This unit aims to develop your understanding of the structure of the UK recording industry through focus of specific sub-genres. You will broaden your horizons with regards to possible job roles, with the opportunity of achieving a Roland Diploma from an accredited centre. You will explore various career paths within the music industry including recording, publishing, live performance and management.

• Working with a Digital Audio Workstation & Composition: This is your opportunity to use the latest technology to create your own music in an Apple accredited training centre. You will use an array software including Logic Pro, Cubase, Garage Band and Sibelius. This is a creative composition module which will help you bring your own musical ideas to life. You will learn how to write for different instruments, exploring ranges and techniques. This module will allow you to experiment with current industry standard tools, to hone your composition, production and engineering skills.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

On completion of this course you can apply for a level 3 extended diploma in music practice, which will ultimately lead to a music degree or working in the music industry.

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"I have really enjoyed my time at The City of Liverpool College, the support I received during my time at the college was fantastic and the tutors are inspirational"

Craig Colton secured a HNC in drama, wowed judges on the XFactor and progressed onto Thames Valley University

Course Location

The Arts Centre
Myrtle Street, L7 7JA

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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